From Education Dive – California Governor Jerry Brown’s newly released state budget calls for the formation of a new online community college to serve millions of potential adult learners throughout the state.

Supporters say the online college is necessary to educate some 2.5 million Californians unable to take classes on a campus but who still need access to job training. Governor Brown, who has criticized California’s university system for inadequately controlling costs, believes the idea is an important step toward making higher education more affordable.

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